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is making its case loudly, the question is is washington listening? dana bash is cnn's chief congressional correspondent, a reporter in the worldwide reporting hall of fame. dana, the senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill. it stalled in the house right now. but here's what senator chuck schumer said on cnn's "new day." >> we would much prefer a big comprehensive bill, but any way that the house can get there is okay by us. i actually am optimistic that we will get this done. >> he's now talking about the possibility of supporting a piecemeal approach. that seemed like a marker of sorts. how do you see this shaking out? >> it was a marker. certainly that's the way it's being perceived by house republican leadership sources who i've spoken to about that. the only catch is that he is, you know, putting out an olive branch saying that if republicans want to pass immigration in the process of splitting it up in smaller bills, that's fine. he's moving away from his whole idea of comprehensive immigration reform. but here's the but and it's a big but, what they're not going to go
's get right to our panel. joining us, michael eric dyson of georgetown university, and dana milbank, political columnist for the "washington post." professor, i want to read a statement that ted cruz sent to the dallas morning news, sent out today. said the dallas morning news said i may technically have dual citizenship. assuming that is true, sure, i would renounce any canadien citizenship. nothing against canada, but i'm an american by birth. as a u.s. senator, i believe i should only be an american. professor michael eric jackson, have we officially entered the age of birther irony? >> ironic to be sure. first of all, are you really reading the dallas newspaper to determine your citizenship? that alone is worthy of some deconstruction. but what's interesting here is that is the ironies never cease to amaze me here. and the bitter hypocrisy of the right. now why don't we have a controversy here? because canada is not as nefarious as being born in kenya, the dark continent? so the reality is that you know, if it was good enough for the goose, it's good enough for the gander. if it
-chair chad brown joins me along with the great dana milbank. chad, when id think this steve king thing is so fraught with stuff. here's a guy whose brain puts together this weird simultaneous equation. people come across the border from mexico or somewhere else all of a certain size, but they're that big wide legs that he compares to of all the fruits in the world, cantaloupe and their carrying 75 pounds of marijuana. i was trying to figure out how much 75 pounds of marijuana would look like. it would be bigger than this whole room. 75 pounds. how does he put his head around all these negative thoughts just to show how much contempt he has for latinos? think he's smiling because i'm smiling. it's weird. it's weird. your thoughts. tell me why you quit the party, by the way. >> well, it was a decision that was very personal for me. i spoke with several friends, family members, a pastor. i felt uncomfortable with a lot of the hateful rhetoric, and with these issues, the immigration issue, for example. it's the rhetoric, and not just from the representative king but social media is everywhere wi
. let's brang in our chief congressional correspondent dana bash. dana, you just heard jim talk about the vice president of the united states. he goes up to capitol hill and he briefs the leadership, the leadership of the house and i guess the senate, the top people there, including the key members of the intelligence committees. >> i talked to a source who said this is where they were first told by the vice president of the united states and some senior state department officials about this threat which the source who i talked to said was incredibly significant. it was clear from the get-go this was going to be something that caused a lot of concern. i talked to other congressional sources briefed through other avenues and venues who say that this is something that the administration clearly needed to do. you heard jill talk about the fact that this is so sweeping in part because they want to make sure they don't get caught flat-footed like they did in benghazi on 9/11 last year. even republican sources who i talked to say that this is absolutely the right thing to do, appropriate re
about with david gergen, chief white house correspondent jessica yellin and dana bash. jessica, we heard the president make this a promise that it's going to become more transparent. he says it was already happening before the snowden leaks. but is that really realistic? >> well, as you point out, wolf, he did say that he wanted more transparency back in may. he said that. that was right before edward snowden's first leak was in june. so his assertion is that the snowden leaks just sped up a process that was going to happen any way. well, we also have to take a bigger look at the big picture, which is did snowden actually lead to these new safeguards he put in place? we know that two democratic senators have been calling for more transparency and even reforms for more than a year now. when the head of the intelligence community went before congress, he's admitted now that he was less than truthful in talking about them. so that was all before snowden. would this have happened without snowden? we can't know, the train has left the station, but it does seem to have been a huge nudge. >> da
on the complex political situation facing the president, i want to bring in dana milbank, political columnist for the "washington post." you just heard andrea mitchell talk about the fact you have this president who came into office, elected in large part getting that democratic nomination because of his caution, but this thing is moving, this train's going in one direction, and that's toward military action. >> that's right. he opposed iraq as a dumb war, but by his own terms, he's left himself absolutely no choice here because he said famously that this was the red line. the use of chemical weapons and if there had been any doubt before, his administration has erased that today. it has to be a very serious response, and as andrea was discussing, the only real question is whether it is this surge cal strike or a more intensive air campaign against the syrian regime. nobody's talking about anything beyond air power at this point. the only certainty we have is that whatever this president does, he's going to be criticized for it for doing too much for doing too little, for going with the unite
to cover every angel of it beginning with dana >>> top obama officials insisted to lawmakers on the thursday night conference call they have no doubt ba sar assad's regime in syria was behind deadly chemical attacks there. secretaries of state, defense and others backed that up by revealing to lawmakers that the u.s. intercepted communications from a high level syrian official, which clearly indicates they were responsible for these weapons, that according to congressman el yol engel who participated in the call. though obama insists no decisions have been made, cnn is also told they privately made clear to lawmakers that chemical weapons in syria is such a threat the u.s. could engage with or without support from great britain. bob corker emerged from briefings thursday announcing support for surgical proportional military strikes, given the evidence of continued use of chemical warfare. bob menendez reaffirmed his support saying a decisive and consequential u.s. response is justified and warranted. . others argued the president still has to come before congress and the amer
. this came during a meeting with a delegation of syrian expatriates. dana bash is joining us on the phone. we know there have been some conference calls between the white house and republicans and democrats. what are you hearing? >> that's right. they're going to take place our understanding is in a couple hours with at least on the senate side with republicans and democrats, but we also just learned that tomorrow, that's sunday, the white house is offering or at least administration officials are offering to come to capitol hill on a sunday to offer a classified briefing on the intelligence that the u.s. has on syria's chemical weapons to any and all members who are in town. sunday is labor day weekend. unclear how many will be able to make it in but it's significant for several reasons. one is that members of congress have been real chomping at the bit to get, understandably, to get information in a classified way that makes them feel comfortable that any kind of military strikes would be justified, but also this is just tea leaf reading here, it might be questionable whether or not they wo
republican congressman dana rorbacker said it at a tea party event other day, the crowd went wild. why climate denialism and global government conspiracy is a fan favorite of the right wing base. >>> plus, pouring smirnoff vodka into the streets.
? >> that is a big part of -- dana rohrabacher was just speaking a few days ago where he basically tipped his hand in this. it's basically if the planet is warming then we'll need government intervention. because we don't like government intervention, ergo the planet goes on warming. a reverse engineered logic that gets them to pose it. >> polls show it's a pressing issue for americans, an issue you examine in the documentary. let's take a look at your work. >> according to a recent gallup poll only one-third of americans are greatly worried about climate change. what can possibly explain this apathy when 99.8% of scientific study support the existence of human-caused global warming? well, some of the credit goes to the so called experts who peddle dubious science to counter any government attaempt to tack it will issue, the deniers. >> if you do nothing about this at all, for the whole of the next 23 years, the worst that will happen, using the u.n.'s own estimates, is a one fahrenheit degree warming, which will be largely harmless and beneficial. >> i think it's really important for people to re
that followed. and now president obama is weighing in. we'll have the details, and dana perino will be in to talk about it. >>> a fright canning new report on the safety of the nation's nucleares plant, vulnerable to terror attacks,. >>> the feds investigate aing after miss teen u.s.a. claims a hacker broke into her commuter and then used her
. >> all right, dana, i have a feeling many updates for you throughout the morning. we'll check back in. >>> joining us now with reaction and sort of deep thoughts on this breaking news, dan rather and anchoring manager, thanks for bringing some breaking news to us. i'm just kidding. >> i'd love to take credit for it. >> what are your thoughts on this, on this nsa leak situation broadly, but especially this latest breaking news. they've threatened for a while that edward snowden is going to try to get out of the airport and try to find even temporary asylum in russia. now it's happened. that's not good for a u.s./russia diplomatic relations. >> sthere wasn't much they coul do about it. but the important thing about this in terms of international relationships is that the united states under the obama administration some time ago said they wanted to reboot relationships with russia, get things better. things have, in fact, gotten worse to the point now but this setback. that's the overall framework of what's happening. this does not look good for the obama administration. they'll have th
're following, w r we're getting revelations, asking what the internal revenue service is up to. now dana bash has learned another powerful agency, the federal election commission may fall under suspicion as well, intentional harassment, i should say, not international harassment. what kind of information. at least -- one investigator was discussing the status of a conservative group called the american future fund. now he says shortly after lerner was contacted, the irs sent a questionnaire to that very conservative group. it is still unclear if it is in his words benign or sin sters. -- sinister. we reached out to the irs for comment and they said the irs takes its obligation to protect confidential information very serious live but they also simply can't talk, wolf, about specific ongoing cases. >> these e-mails began talking about e-mails that they want to hand over to them in congress. >> late last week, republicans in congress were investigating this, they released a few e-mail exchanges that they obtained between learner at the irs and an attorney at the american future fund and also a
to acknowledge members of congress who are here including susan davis, darrell issa and dana rohrabacher. now, i've got to tell you the truth. i've been looking forward to this visit because -- this is a little tricky to say this. but my family and i, we've got a special place in our hearts for the marine corps. now, part of it is because every day at the white house, we're surrounded by marines. in fact, we probably got some folks here who were at the white house who are now here at camp pendleton. see? i figured as much. then, of course, every time i need to -- kind of a hop, skip and a jump somewhere, every time i get on marine one, i rely on some of the best aviators in the world. i've seen your honor. i've seen your courage. i've seen your commitment. whether in protecting our diplomatic posts around the world or preparing to deploy to iraq or afghanistan or recovering from wounds received in battle. you know, a few years ago, you gave a great camp pendleton welcome to my wife, michelle. and i know it's not as exciting when i come to visit, but she says hi. i guess i'm kind of like that arm
wouldn't shut down because of a battle over health care. dana bash is watching what's going on, getting reaction to the news conference. is this really what the republicans are threatening to do, shut down the government to try to kill obama care? >> reporter: some are absolutely. i spoke with ted cruz, the republican senator for texas. he said before leaving for recess that he believes if th is the most critical, fundamental time for republicans to make good on their promise to appeal obama care by making this threat that the government is going to run out of money by the end of september and they're not going to vote on funding it unless obama care is defunded. and he's taunting fellow republicans saying they're scared, that's why they may not go his way. but they really are split. he's spending all of august with petitions and trying to push republican leaders to go forward on the strategy. but even the most fiscally conservative republicans are saying for many reasons this is not the best way to go. if you take obama care out of this, there are still questions about how republicans
. >> she broke the twitter. >> how do you hit -- dana pa rene no set me up. >> former white house colleague sweet op-ed in the new hit tweet. >> i am sweating. >> i just tweeted. >> i am in a sweat. >> well -- >> what's going to happen now? is it going to -- >> i'm -- >> i only have one follower. >> i'm going to retweet you. >> yeah. will it hurt? >> a lot of people will see it and then get a lot of hateful tweets. >> awesome. >> michael gerson, saying good-bye to my child the youngster. i put on my best face, but it is the worst thing that time has done to me so far. that moment at the dorm is implied that the kindergarten door, at the gates of summer camp, every ritual of parting and independence. but it comes as surprising as a thief taking what you value most. there is no use in brooding about it. i'm sure my father realized it at a similar moment and i certainly didn't notice or empathi empathize. at first he was a giant who held my hand and filled my sky, a middle-aged man who paid my bills. decades after his passing a much loved shadow. but i can remember the last time i hugged him i
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